History VideoGame / DayOfTheTentacle

25th Jan '16 7:19:36 PM mickey96
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* FanSequel: ''[[http://www.maniac-mansion-mania.com Maniac Mansion Mania]]'', a series of fan sequels set in the world of ''Maniac Mansion'' and ''Day Of The Tentacle'', consisting of over a hundred games (although they vary strongly in terms of quality and length). Every person is allowed to contribute a game (called 'episode'), as long as it adheres a few rules. Most of the episodes are only avaliable in German, although a few where also released in English, French and Spanish.
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* FanSequel: ''[[http://www.maniac-mansion-mania.com ''[[VideoGame/ManiacMansionMania Maniac Mansion Mania]]'', a series of fan sequels set in the world of ''Maniac Mansion'' and ''Day Of The Tentacle'', consisting of over a hundred games (although they vary strongly in terms of quality and length). Every person is allowed to contribute a game (called 'episode'), as long as it adheres a few rules. Most of the episodes are only avaliable in German, although a few where also released in English, French and Spanish.
15th Jan '16 7:57:11 PM mlsmithca
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The US President, tentacular or not, cannot ammend the constitution, just approve or veto congressional ammendments, just in case you were worrying about it. * AscendedExtra: Bernard is promoted from one of several characters that could team up with Dave in ''ManiacMansion'' to one of the three canonical heroes and the hero of this game.
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The US President, tentacular or not, cannot ammend amend the constitution, just approve or veto congressional ammendments, amendments, just in case you were worrying about it. * AscendedExtra: Bernard is promoted from one of several characters that could team up with Dave in ''ManiacMansion'' ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' to one of the three canonical heroes and the hero of this game.

** Seriously though, {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s in the DoTT-verse are the rule rather than the exception.
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** Seriously though, {{Cloudcuckoolander}}s in the DoTT-verse [=DotT=]-verse are the rule rather than the exception.

* CompanionCube: This game features yet another appearance -the last in a Creator/LucasArts game- of [[MythologyGag Chuck the Plant]], this time a cactus.
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* CompanionCube: CompanionCube: ** This game features yet another appearance -the - the last in a Creator/LucasArts game- game - of [[MythologyGag Chuck the Plant]], this time a cactus.

* CopyProtection: One of the tasks you must do in order to actually start playing the game for real is to pass a small task that can only be solved by using [[AllThereInTheManual diagrams included in the manual]]. Nowadays, it takes less than a minute to find the manual on Website/{{Google}}.
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* CopyProtection: CopyProtection: ** One of the tasks you must do in order to actually start playing the game for real is to pass a small task that can only be solved by using [[AllThereInTheManual diagrams included in the manual]]. Nowadays, it takes less than a minute to find the manual on Website/{{Google}}.

* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: John Hancock suggests adding an amendment to the Constitution saying the President has to be a human being. Had this been accepted, it would have prevented Purple Tentacle's rise to power, but Thomas Jefferson dismisses it as a stupid idea.
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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: TheCuckoolanderWasRight: ** John Hancock suggests adding an amendment to the Constitution saying the President has to be a human being. Had this been accepted, it would have prevented Purple Tentacle's rise to power, but Thomas Jefferson dismisses it as a stupid idea.

* {{Expy}}: Bernard has an expy in the form of Jackson in the amateur adventure game ''No-Action Jackson''. ** He also appears with slight variations (but with the exact same voice) as the three Stuckey's employees in ''SamAndMaxHitTheRoad''.
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* {{Expy}}: Bernard has an expy in the form of Jackson in the amateur adventure game ''No-Action Jackson''. ** Jackson''. He also appears with slight variations (but with the exact same voice) as the three Stuckey's employees in ''SamAndMaxHitTheRoad''.''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad''.

* {{Hammerspace}}: All three heroes can keep a huge amount of items in their tiny pockets. Particularly outrageous is Bernard picking up a pile of coins which is bigger than he is and probably weighs more too. ** Bernard picked up enough quarters to keep the dryer running for 200 years. The drier ran half an hour for every quarter inserted, and there are about 1,753,200 hours in 200 years. Bernard would have had to insert 3,506,400 quarters into the drier, weighing about 19881kg and totalling $876,600 dollars.
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* {{Hammerspace}}: All three heroes can keep a huge amount of items in their tiny pockets. pockets. ** Particularly outrageous is Bernard picking up a pile of coins which is bigger than he is and probably weighs more too. ** Bernard picked up too. There are enough quarters to keep the dryer running for 200 years. The drier ran half an hour for every quarter inserted, and there are about 1,753,200 hours in 200 years. Bernard would have had to insert 3,506,400 quarters into the drier, weighing about 19881kg and totalling $876,600 dollars.

* HiddenEyes: You will never see Hoagie's eyes.
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* HiddenEyes: HiddenEyes: ** You will never see Hoagie's eyes.

* HitlerCam: During Purple's "Take on the World!" speech. [[http://www.cyberaxe.net/gallery/Miscellaneous%20Art%20and%20Graphics/Take%20on%20the%20World.png picture]]
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* HitlerCam: During Purple's "Take on the World!" speech. [[http://www.cyberaxe.net/gallery/Miscellaneous%20Art%20and%20Graphics/Take%20on%20the%20World.png picture]]Purple's "Take on the World!" speech.]]

* KnifeNut: Bernard can use Laverne's scalpel to stab, with a ''maniacal expression'', [[spoiler:inflatable balloon clown Oozo and the cigar salesman... except for the latter, where he will either give up or be surprised by him noticing]].
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* KnifeNut: KnifeNut: ** Bernard can use Laverne's scalpel to stab, with a ''maniacal expression'', [[spoiler:inflatable balloon clown Oozo and the cigar salesman... except for the latter, where he will either give up or be surprised by him noticing]].

* LogoJoke: After the credits, a golden Purple Tentacle scares away and replaces the Creator/LucasArts figure
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* LogoJoke: After the credits, a golden Purple Tentacle scares away and replaces the Creator/LucasArts figure figure.

* LostForever: The hubcap, if you put it in the Recyclatron. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Not that you'll ever need it]]]]. ** It is the only item Laverne will accept to put in, since she knows of its... utility.
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* LostForever: The hubcap, if you put it in the Recyclatron. [[spoiler:[[RedHerring Not that you'll ever need it]]]]. ** it]]]]. It is the only item Laverne will accept to put in, since she knows of its... utility.

* MadScientist: Dr. Fred Edison, obviously. ** He even states that he owns the Sludge-O-Matic to deliberately just create polluting slime, so that the other mad scientists don't make fun of him.
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* MadScientist: Dr. Fred Edison, obviously. ** obviously. He even states that he owns the Sludge-O-Matic to deliberately just create polluting slime, so that the other mad scientists don't make fun of him.

* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: While Dr. Fred is a good guy in this game, he still pollutes the river just to get mad scientist cred, and does some other morally dodgy things (such as planning to kill Green Tentacle for no reason whatsoever).
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* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: ** While Dr. Fred is a good guy in this game, he still pollutes the river just to get mad scientist cred, and does some other morally dodgy things (such as planning to kill Green Tentacle for no reason whatsoever).

* MythologyGag: Laverne [[spoiler:has to put a frozen hamster in the microwave]], an optional event in VideoGame/ManiacMansion -- [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential minus the frozen part]] - that could [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment get you killed]]. She even [[LampshadeHanging points out]] how screwed up this is if you do it in RealLife. Basically, the hamster survives because TechnologyMarchesOn in the 22nd century, and of course the RuleOfCool.
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* MythologyGag: Laverne [[spoiler:has to put a frozen hamster in the microwave]], an optional event in VideoGame/ManiacMansion ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' -- [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential minus the frozen part]] - that could [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment get you killed]]. She even [[LampshadeHanging points out]] how screwed up this is if you do it in RealLife. Basically, the hamster survives because TechnologyMarchesOn in the 22nd century, and of course the RuleOfCool.

** Let's not forget this line. --> '''Laverne''': [[LampshadeHanging This is all your fault, Bernard.]]
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** Let's not forget this line. --> Lampshaded by Laverne. ---> '''Laverne''': [[LampshadeHanging This is all your fault, Bernard.]]

* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Bernard's. The only time we get to see his (tiny) eyes is during his IdleAnimation, where he takes his specs off and cleans them. We also get to see them among his [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals look-alikes]] in ''SamAndMaxHitTheRoad''.
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* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Bernard's. The only time we get to see his (tiny) eyes is during his IdleAnimation, where he takes his specs off and cleans them. We also get to see them among his [[InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals look-alikes]] in ''SamAndMaxHitTheRoad''.''VideoGame/SamAndMaxHitTheRoad''.

* PantyShot: Laverne, when she is shown hanging from her panties in the future. ** [[FanDisservice Thankfully]], they're just bloomers. * PaperThinDisguise: Laverne disguises herself [[spoiler:as a tentacle by using a tentacle-shaped flag]] that ''leaves her head, her arms, and her feet completely visible''. Inexplicably, the tentacles think she's hot stuff. ** Not to mention that to avoid tripping over her disguise she lifts the bottom half whenever she runs, clearly exposing her legs. * ParentalBonus: Laverne's "goodbye" line to the future Purple Tentacle is "If you'll excuse me, I've got something in the oven." "[[ChivalrousPervert Anyone I know?]]" is his reply. ** It's pretty bad when the more innocent alternative is that tentacles [[ImAHumanitarian eat humans]].
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* PantyShot: Laverne, when she is shown hanging from her panties in the future. ** future. [[FanDisservice Thankfully]], they're just bloomers. * PaperThinDisguise: Laverne disguises herself [[spoiler:as a tentacle by using a tentacle-shaped flag]] that ''leaves her head, her arms, and her feet completely visible''. Inexplicably, the tentacles think she's hot stuff. ** stuff. Not to mention that to avoid tripping over her disguise she lifts the bottom half whenever she runs, clearly exposing her legs. * ParentalBonus: Laverne's "goodbye" line to the future Purple Tentacle is "If you'll excuse me, I've got something in the oven." "[[ChivalrousPervert Anyone I know?]]" is his reply. ** reply. It's pretty bad when the more innocent alternative is that tentacles [[ImAHumanitarian eat humans]].

* SlasherSmile: Bernard has one very briefly before slashing an inflatable Oozo the Clown. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/action041_8279.gif picture]] ** He'll do it again if one tries to stab the explosive cigar salesman.
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* SlasherSmile: Bernard has one very briefly before slashing an inflatable Oozo the Clown. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/action041_8279.gif picture]] ** Bernard has one very briefly]] before slashing an inflatable Oozo the Clown. He'll do it again if one tries to stab the explosive cigar salesman.
16th Dec '15 10:17:30 AM erforce
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* BodyHorror: In the endgame, Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne get merged together in one body from travelling in the same time machine, similar to ''Film/TheFly''. [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out they only got stuck in each other's clothes.]]
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* BodyHorror: In the endgame, Bernard, Hoagie and Laverne get merged together in one body from travelling in the same time machine, similar to ''Film/TheFly''.''Film/TheFly1958''. [[spoiler: Subverted when it turns out they only got stuck in each other's clothes.]]

** "Wait! You can't all go in the same stall! ''DIDN'T YOU SEE [[TheFly THE FLY]]?''"
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** "Wait! You can't all go in the same stall! ''DIDN'T YOU SEE [[TheFly [[Film/TheFly1958 THE FLY]]?''"

* [[TwoBeingsOneBody Three Beings, One Body]]: Seemingly played straight at the end of the game [[spoiler:when Laverne, Hoagie, and Bernard use the same Chron-O-John, they get fused into a three-headed monstrosity with Hoagie's arms and Laverne's legs, a la ''TheFly''.]] However, in the final scenes, [[spoiler:Doctor Fred uses an X-ray to show that they were just stuck in the same ''clothes'' together and they just thought they had become the same person.]] Anyway, it's [[RuleOfFunny a good laugh]].
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* [[TwoBeingsOneBody Three Beings, One Body]]: Seemingly played straight at the end of the game [[spoiler:when Laverne, Hoagie, and Bernard use the same Chron-O-John, they get fused into a three-headed monstrosity with Hoagie's arms and Laverne's legs, a la ''TheFly''.''[[Film/TheFly1958 The Fly]]''.]] However, in the final scenes, [[spoiler:Doctor Fred uses an X-ray to show that they were just stuck in the same ''clothes'' together and they just thought they had become the same person.]] Anyway, it's [[RuleOfFunny a good laugh]].

* TwoBeingsOneBody: ''Film/TheFly'' was brilliantly spoofed in the climax: three characters use a time machine at the same time (Dr. Fred even mentions the movie by name as they did this), and end up fused into a three-headed, six-armed freak; at the end of the game, however, it is revealed that they weren't mashed up at all, but instead during the rough ride through time two characters had ended up inside the third one's shirt -- given their appearance after they stepped out of the time machine, they had ''assumed'' they'd been fused together.
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* TwoBeingsOneBody: ''Film/TheFly'' ''Film/TheFly1958'' was brilliantly spoofed in the climax: three characters use a time machine at the same time (Dr. Fred even mentions the movie by name as they did this), and end up fused into a three-headed, six-armed freak; at the end of the game, however, it is revealed that they weren't mashed up at all, but instead during the rough ride through time two characters had ended up inside the third one's shirt -- given their appearance after they stepped out of the time machine, they had ''assumed'' they'd been fused together.
6th Dec '15 10:04:22 PM PlasmaTalon
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* BatmanGambit: Future tentacle claims to have caused his own mutation by creating the Sludge-O-Matic and sending it back in time to Dr. Fred who wouldn't be able to resist using.

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* RealityEnsues: After Laverne frees the other Humans in the future they initially refuse to leave. The only place they can go is the wild, and even if they do survive its only a matter of time before they're recaptured. Choosing to stay in the safety and (relative)comfort of their cell.

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* TheUnfought: [[spoiler:The original Purple tentacle isn't dealt with directly, but rather undone once his Sludge-O-Matic induced mutation is prevented. His Future self and several other alternate versions being the final adversaries.]]
4th Dec '15 4:00:53 PM TrollBrutal
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: The US President, tentacular or not, cannot ammend the constitution, just approve or veto congressional ammendments, just in case you were worrying about it.

** TwentyFifthAmendment: "President Ailing, Tentacle Steps In - ''I'm in Charge Here''". [[http://s18.postimage.org/lp4v9sdhz/Tentacle_Take_Over.jpg Headline]]
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** TwentyFifthAmendment: "President Ailing, Tentacle Steps In - ''I'm ''[[RonaldReagan I'm in Charge Here''".Here]]''". [[http://s18.postimage.org/lp4v9sdhz/Tentacle_Take_Over.jpg Headline]]
29th Nov '15 11:30:08 AM Josef5678
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Though not to the same extent of Tim Schafer's later works, many obscure, non-intuitive object/character combinations will produce unique, humorous reactions. For example, in the final sequence, you can attempt to go up to the attic and close the door, but Bernard will say that Purple Tentacle might lock it and trap them up there. There is no reason to go up there in the first place, so it's surprising that there's a specific line to deal with such a situation.
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: Though not to the same extent of Tim Schafer's later works, many obscure, non-intuitive object/character combinations will produce unique, humorous reactions. For example, in the final sequence, you can attempt to go up to the attic and close the door, but Bernard will say that Purple Tentacle might lock it and trap them up there. There is no reason to go up there in the first place, so it's surprising that there's a specific line to deal with such a situation.
25th Nov '15 12:13:54 AM Ominae
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* TrickedIntoSigning: There's a puzzle requiring Bernard to get Dr. Fred's signature on a contract that he refuses to sign because he's preoccupied with trying to think of a way to defeat Purple Tentacle.. One of the four possible solutions involves tricking him by claiming it's the cancellation form for a record club.
14th Nov '15 1:24:42 PM eroock
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* TheXOfY: Day of the Tentacle.
24th Oct '15 8:20:03 AM AnotherGuy
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DoubleFine announced a remaster for {{PC}}, {{PS4}} and PSVita.
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DoubleFine announced a remaster for {{PC}}, {{PS4}} and PSVita. PSVita coming in early 2016.

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DoubleFine announced a * ArtEvolution: The 2016 remaster for {{PC}}, {{PS4}} and PSVita. makes the characters look cel-animated.

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DoubleFine announced a remaster for {{PC}}, {{PS4}} and PSVita. * {{Remaster}}: Coming in 2016.
1st Sep '15 5:21:28 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* BlindingBangs: Hoagie.
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* BlindingBangs: Hoagie.Hoagie's long metal-head hair.
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